Brian Regan Unveils 2017 Routing

Whatever happens with the election this fall, at least we can look forward to a new tour from Brian Regan. The comedian just announced details for a 37-city trek that will keep the country laughing from January through May.

Entertainment Weekly has called Regan “your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian” – and there’s plenty of glowing quotes from the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Rock and Bill Burr to back up the statement.

If you haven’t yet had the joy of experiencing Regan’s standup, check out his hour-long Comedy Central specials, 2015’s “Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall,” 2008’s “The Epitome of Hyperbole” or 2007’s “Brian Regan Standing Up.”

“Quite often, Regan’s world is about ingrained stupidity in himself, in others, or in our unexamined, day-to-day existence,” Paste’s Matthew Love writes in a review of Regan’s latest TV special. “At the Radio City show, Regan talked about desperately trying to squeeze liquid out of notoriously dry bananas with his new juicer; he also wondered why we say ‘turkey leg’ and ‘chicken leg’ but instead of lamb leg we ‘frontload’ the term and say ‘leg of lamb.’ These simple demonstrations of idiocy, slowed down and pored over for the audience’s benefit, reveal Regan at his best. When a skilled comic helps a crowd laugh at everyday nonsense – their own or someone else’s – those jokes easily transcend the medium.”

Regan wraps up the year with nearly two dozen U.S. gigs scheduled between September and December. Here’s the plan for 2017:

Jan. 5 – Midland, Texas, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Jan. 6 – Wichita, Kan., Orpheum Theatre
Jan. 7 –  Topeka, Kan., Topeka Performing Arts Center
Jan. 8 – Bloomington, Ill., Bloomington Ctr. For The Perf. Arts
Jan. 12 – Idaho Falls, Idaho, Colonial Theatre
Jan. 13 – Boise, Idaho, Velma V. Morrison Center For The Performing Arts
Jan. 14 – Eugene, Ore., Hult Center For Performing Arts
Jan. 26 – Sioux Falls, S.D., Sanford Center
Jan. 27 – Rochester, Minn., Mayo Civic Center
Jan. 28 – Minneapolis, Minn., Orpheum Theatre
Jan. 29 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Paramount Theatre
Feb. 9 – Bakersfield, Calif., Fox Theater
Feb. 10 – San Francisco, Calif., SF Masonic
Feb. 16 – Monterey, Calif., Golden State Theatre
Feb. 17 – Davis, Calif., The Robert And Margrit Mondavi Center For The Performing Arts / UC Davis
Feb. 18 – Redding, Calif., Redding Civic Auditorium
Feb. 19 – Thousand Oaks, Calif., Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
March 2 – Santa Fe, N.M., Lensic Performing Arts Center
March 03 – Flagstaff, Ariz., Ardrey Memorial Auditorium
March 04 – Phoenix, Ariz., Comerica Theatre
March 05 – Riverside, Calif., Fox Performing Arts Center
March 16 – Concord, Mass., Capitol Theatre
March 17 – Albany, N.Y., Palace Theatre
March 18 – Niagara Falls, N.Y., Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
March 19 – Binghamton, N.Y., The Forum Theatre
March 30 – Reading, Pa., Santander Performing Arts Center
March 31 – Staten Island, N.Y., St. George Theatre
April 1 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
April 6 – East Lansing, Mich., Wharton Center For Performing Arts
April 20 – Macon, Ga., The Grand Opera House
April 21 – Charlotte, N.C., Ovens Auditorium
April 22 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center
April 23 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Tivoli Theatre
May 4 – Ivins, Utah , Tuacahn Amphitheatre / Center For The Arts
May 5 – Ivins, Utah , Tuacahn Amphitheatre / Center For The Arts
May 6 – Ivins, Utah , Tuacahn Amphitheatre / Center For The Arts
May 11 – Syracuse, N.Y., Crouse-Hinds Theater
May 12 – Baltimore, Md., Hippodrome Theatre / France-Merrick Perf. Arts Ctr.
May 14 – Rutland, Vt., Paramount Theatre

Tickets for Eugene are on sale now. All three nights in Ivins go on sale Dec. 1. As for the rest of the dates, tickets go on sale Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

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